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I dreamt of that sound: Thankful Thursday #25

February 24, 2011

This week here at Echo Hope, it’s Thankful Thursday: music video edition!

I got to spend last weekend wedding dress shopping with my sister and my mom. (Note to those to whom this sounds like torture: you’re not going to hear me complaining. I very rarely wear them, but fancy dresses are one of my favourite things. I’m a t-shirt and pajama bottoms girl at heart, but strangely I’d live in skirts all year if Canadian weather allowed it. Plus, I didn’t even have to try anything on, I just got to admire! I think it might have been more fun for me than it was for my sister.) To get in the right mood for ooh-ing and ahh-ing over fancy dresses, I watched Rosi Golan’s Think of Me video all week:

I’ve been overwhelmed by wanderlust lately, and “Walking Far From Home” from Iron & Wine’s latest album  is fueling my desire to pack a bag, quit my job and go volunteer in a developing country for a while (along with a line from the acoustic version Iron & Wine’s “The Trapeze Swinger”, aka the new love of my life: someone caught us in the kitchen with maps, a mountain range, a piggy bank). I don’t think there’s a video yet, but for now you can listen to the song on its own:

I was walking far from home/but I carried your letters all the while//I saw sickness, blooming fruit trees/I saw blood and a bit of it was mine/I saw children in a river/But their lips were still dry, lips were still dry

I saved the best for last. I love Ellie Goulding’s cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” so much that I was tempted to give it its own post in order to properly shower it with love. I’m pretty sure this video was made for me. Really. Just look at the list of things in this video that I adore: train rides, travel, fall (during that last magic hour of sunshine, no less), cute hats that I could never pull off, crunchy leaves, Ellie Goulding’s beautiful face, lamplight, best friends, rubber boots, adventures in the countryside, a kitten, and oh yes, a piano duet.

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